Its blade with very fine and complex pamor, brought out by a polish.
This style of belt buckles was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
The sword of the Murut headhunters of northern Borneo.
These ornate versions with hairpin forged blades were worn by local royalty.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Cantonese double swords with archaic dragon design mounts.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
In excavated condition. With XRF and radiocarbon dating results.
Found in excavated condition, published with results of c-14 and XRF analysis.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Collected by a Russian prince from the hill peoples of central Vietnam in 1892.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
With heavy blade and copper alloy hilt and lobed guard.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With Hindu style basket hilt and local blade in European style.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With less common wooden hilt and elaborately inlaid blade in brass, copper and silver.
The famous sidearm of the headhunters of Borneo.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.